HTC presents: HKU Music Club Annual Performance – Gig Rock 2011

Posted: December 22, 2011 by ivanvania in December 2011
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Date: 27th December 2011
Time: 15:00-22:00
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza Area C

*****Free Entry*****

表演單位 LINEUP:

Halcyon

Karat

Matchbox

Modern Children

More Reverb

Noughts and Exes

The White Wave

Then You Suffer

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Halcyon

Formed in late 2008, Halcyon consist of Stephen, Ming and Tat and started out as a pop rock band with elements of ambient rock and punk. During mid 2009, we invited keyboard player Sandy to complete the quartet enrichening vocals and the overall sound of the band. Since then, Halcyon has been writing songs of different styles, taking influence from many genres and have been constantly developing our own sound. After 2 years of live shows and recording, and the latest of our work, “Outphaser’s Dance”, bassist Tat departed and replaced with new bassist, BK. And after a 6 month hiatus, we are now back with new songs and a new studio, the PIQUE room.

http://www.facebook.com/halcyonhk

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Karat

Karat is like a dynamic, energetic and creative bar tender, who make a cocktail of music. First, put some funky and groovy rhythms as the base. Next, mix with some disco, rock and pop elements in it. Then, shake it for a while, here comes Karat’s music! Just simply shake your body and shout with us! So, the chemical reactions among us will be ever-changing! Watch out!

http://www.myspace.com/funkykarat

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Matchbox

Founded in October 2006, Matchbox initially consists of the vocalist and guitarist- Lok, lead in harmonizing and guitarist – Bon, and the bass guitarist – Keath. Matchbox’s music style has all along been acoustic and unplugged. Until 2010, the drummer – Joey joined in and thus instilled new elements of beats into Matchbox’s music. 2 new music enthusiasts were involved in Matchbox, including Rachel, the vocalist who loves classic English songs, and Addy, the guitarist who is good at playing keyboard as well.

Besides rearranging numerous renowned Cantonese and English songs, Matchbox has “home-made” their own masterpieces, including “Independence”, “What have I done”, “Dead end”, “Brand New Day” etc.

Since its formation, the band’s mission is to convey the joy of enjoying music through their music performances. Thereby, Matchbox has performed in various shopping malls, including New World Centre, IFC, Times Square, Langham Place, The Sun Arcade, the Avenue of Stars. Other performances include performing at the AIA World Carnival and other live band shows.

http://www.facebook.com/matchboxlovemusic

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Modern Children

Winter 2006, Chih (Guitar/ Bass) with great influence by indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian would like to form an indie-pop band, so he invited his twin brother Tony (Drum) to join in and advertised on an internet local band forum to find the rest of the members. The post did rebounds. Kenneth Tsang (Vocal/ Guitar/ Bass), who formed bands in Hong Kong, Japan, and Texas, and Jimmy Cheung (Guitar/ Bass) contacted Chih after seeing the post. The band was formed. Few weeks later, Kenneth introduced his college friend Sai-Ho (Violin/ Electronics), a solo Electronica musician and Audio-Visual artist (st-saiho.com), to the rest of the band members. In 2009, Sai-Ho released his debut solo album Weird Mind. He quitted Modern Children in order to concentrate more in his solo music career. The band kept its 4 piece line-up for around one year, until they met Lung Wei (Erhu/ Keyboard/ Bass). In January 2010, Modern Children played as the backing band for The Pancakes (http://www.thepancakes.com/) for her 10the anniversary concert, and they met Lung Wei who was also one of the players in the backing band. Lung Wei joint the band in April 2010. In September 2010, Winnie (Violin/ Vocal) featured the band in a show at Shodoshima (Japan), and she joined the band in December 2010. Hence, the current 6 piece lineup was formed.

“Colourful” is the word to describe Modern Children. They play in different music styles and always go on two extremes: indie pop and post rock. Their songs were filled with all kinds of sounds by using wide range of instruments, from guitars and bass to rainbow bells and erhu. Their positive music and passionate live performance have been bringing them to different stages in various countries, including Macau Flash 2008, NOTCH 2009 at GuangZhou, Baybeats 2010 at Singapore, Art Setouchi 2010 at Japan, Clockenflap 2010 and Fever Music Fest 2011 at ShangHai. In 2008, they had their first solo concert at Kubrick, Hong Kong. In November 2011, Modern Children released their debut album as an iPhone App which can be downloaded from the App Store for free. The band is planning to release their debut album CD on 14th January 2012, which will be their album release concert.

http://www.modernchildren.net/
http://www.myspace.com/modernchildrenmusic
http://www.facebook.com/ModernChildren

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More Reverb

Hong Kong Instrumental post rock.

http://www.facebook.com/morereverb
http://www.youtube.com/morereverbhk

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Noughts and Exes

Noughts and Exes are an indie folk pop band based in Hong Kong. With an international line-up of musicians, a mish-mash of inspiration and creative instrumentation, the band has become one of the most unique sounds in the city, earning a strong reputation and cult following.

In the short span of time since the band reformed in mid-2009 with a fresh sound, Noughts and Exes have consistently impressed with their live shows which includes high-profile slots playing alongside internationally acclaimed acts Handsome Furs, Wax Tailor, The Teenagers and CocoRosie.

The band’s first album “Act One, Scene One” (2007) was a truly independent affair, a move that was to become a trademark. Everything from the album art to the merchandise to the music video for ‘A Minor To Major’ – which received MTV airplay in the US and Canada and directed by frontman Joshua Wong – was conceptualized and created by band members. This DIY approach continues to permeate all that the band undertakes.

In November 2010, the band independently released their second album, ‘The Start Of Us’. Produced by the band and Dutch producer, Martijn Groeneveld of “Mailmen Studios”, the album was recorded in Hong Kong and mixed in the Netherlands. It sees Noughts and Exes come into its own with a more mature and intricate sound refined on stages across Asia. ‘The Start Of Us’ features the band’s complex combination of harmonies, keyboards, melodicas, glockenspiels, whistles and cello, as well as the catchy and distinct vocal melodies which have carried the songs into the hearts of their listeners.

‘The Start Of Us’ was met with great critical acclaim, securing a slot in Time Out Magazine’s ’2010 Records of the Year’ and an exciting selection by Time Magazine as one of the ’5 New Bands To Watch For in 2011′.

Art, music, visuals and performance are all integral to the Noughts and Exes vision, and the band aims to bring that vision to the world stage in a way never before seen by a Hong Kong band. The band is working on new videos and also a unique project which aims to explore the story-telling aspect of their music in a compelling way.

Noughts & Exes are: Joshua Wong, Gideon So, Alex Bedwell, Winnie (wizza) Lau and Winnie (bago) Lau.

http://www.noughtsandexes.com/website/
http://www.facebook.com/noughtsandexesmusic

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The White Wave

http://www.facebook.com/thewhitewave

白浪,三男一女組合,在2011年初開始創作。曾為北京后崩樂隊 P.K.14 作暖場樂隊。
瞪鞋中夾雜著青春的一點噪音,一點騷動,一點液態的聲音。
the white wave is a four-piece group which has started songwriting in the early 2011.the band was one of the opening acts for PK14, a Beijing post-punk group, in mid 2011.Their music combines feedback with translucent noise.

http://www.facebook.com/thewhitewave

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Then You Suffer

Young blues warriors from Hong Kong, Then You Suffer, consists Barry Tam on drums, Wong Tak Chung on bass, Ram Cheung and Szechai Chan on guitars and vocals, formed in Fall 2009, bring you the vibrant blues power by playing Electric Blues like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert Colins, Buddy Guy, and more!

Then You Suffer成立於2009年秋天,由結他手SzeChai Chan拉攏而組成。SzeChai跟同是結他手的Ram Cheung於2004年組成了藍調搖滾樂隊The Dumb Melon Quartet,在2006年樂隊解散,成員各散東西。SzeChai組成了新的搖滾樂隊醋樂團(Vinegar),而Ram則開始活躍於Soho區一帶的酒吧之中表演。

2009年初SzeChai跟夥伴K13成立了Rockabilly服裝品牌Dirty Boogie,從而認識了同為Rockabilly音樂愛好者,香港知名的漫畫家、插畫家、設計師、朋克樂隊高潮(Clamix)的主音林祥焜,三人一見如故並馬上組織了香港首支全華人的Rockabilly樂隊大支嘢(Big Rod),林祥焜邀請高潮樂隊的鼓

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